Battery Park Control House - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 42.246 W 074° 00.871
18T E 583250 N 4506377
Quick Description: The Battery Park Control House is listed on the Nation Register of Historic Places. It has since been converted into an access point to the Bowling Green Subway station.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2021 10:25:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM13Z2N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The frieze is located just above the south entrance to the building/station. It features variety designs of flowers and is located in Battery Park.

Taken from Wikipedia, "At the south end of the station is the original head house, known as the Bowling Green IRT Control House or Battery Park Control House, on the west side of State Street south of Broadway. This subway entrance was designed by Heins & LaFarge and built in 1905 on the west side of State Street, across from the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. It has turnstiles at street level and stairs down to the island platform.

Along with its twin, the old control house for the 72nd Street station, this building is a reminder of the glory of New York's first subway company, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, predecessor to the current numbered routes. Although most of the original subway's entry points had steel and glass kiosks (for example, Astor Place), important stations like this one were marked with a brick and stone control house, called such as they helped control the passenger flow. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places."
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